For some of us, it’s important to maintain our lifestyles even while on vacation. Whether you’re looking for healthier dining options or have a specific diet to keep in mind, we’re always happy to point you in the right direction of where to find something delicious to eat. Luckily, there is a wide range of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Asheville, NC! Read on to learn about some of our favorites. Then, be sure to get a copy of our free Vacation Guide to help you with the rest of your vacation planning!
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7 of the Best Vegetarian Restaurants in the Asheville, NC Area
1. Rosetta’s Kitchen & The Buchi Bar
Rosetta’s Kitchen focuses on healthy, whole, and organic vegan and vegetarian foods. Their eclectic menu features delicious bites ranging from “tempalo” wings and portobello melts to coconut curry and iron skillet cornbread. You might even want to try their flavorful craft kombucha cocktails from their Buchi Bar!
Plant is a vegan restaurant that features 90% organic ingredients, mostly local, and often gluten-free. Their inventive menu boasts delicious dishes such as cremini & ricotta ravioli, ramen with brussels sprouts, and seitan chile con queso. Reservations are encouraged.
3. Laughing Seed Cafe
If you’re looking for farm-to-table, internationally influenced cuisine, look no further. The Laughing Seed Cafe serves up a delicious range of recipes that are prepared thoughtfully and thoroughly. Start off with the jalapeño onion fries. Then, opt for a Mediterranean salad or something heartier such as the spinach pesto manicotti. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, order the chocolate strawberry cashew cheesecake. Yum!
4. Green Sage Cafe Downtown
The philosophy at Green Sage Cafe is to serve food that promotes health. They offer a tasty variety of breakfast items, sandwiches, wraps, salads, bowls, juices, smoothies, and more. You can also grab a coffee or tea while you’re there as well.
5. Early Girl Eatery
Early Girl Eatery is known for its farm-to-table Southern comfort food experience. Whether you’re stopping in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can rest assured you’ll leave with a full belly! We recommend the Yam Scram or the grilled pimento cheese sandwich.
6. Nine Mile
Nine Mile is a full-service restaurant in the historic Montford district. If you’re in the mood for Caribbean-inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, or homemade desserts, then you’ll love the fare at this vegetarian-friendly establishment.
7. Newman’s Restaurant
40-minute drive from Asheville
Newman’s Restaurant at The Orchard Inn is open for dinner Thursday through Saturday and open for brunch on Sundays. Their menu features farm-to-table dishes, and they are accommodating to all diets, so let them know if you are vegan or vegetarian. Dinners are $74 per person, and brunch is $35 per person.
Stay at Orchard Inn in Saluda, NC
If you’re looking to visit the Blue Ridge Mountain region but don’t want to stay in a bigger city, consider staying in Saluda at the Orchard Inn. You’ll be within driving distance of all the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Asheville, NC, but have the peace of mind that comes with staying out in the woods. Our beautiful accommodations set the scene for the ultimate relaxing getaway. You’ll also wake up to a delicious breakfast each morning. We’re more than happy to accommodate your dietary needs!
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